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4 Things To Think About In Your 20’s

4 Things To Think About In Your 20’s

  4 Things To Think About In Your 20’s Time will pass anyway. Set attainable goals and work towards them. I didn’t plan a career, I just took the next best steps (which worked out great – I worked in all forms of media) BUT… It’s OK if you aren’t sure what your dream is. […]

Yoga & Creativity

Yoga & Creativity

  “To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today,” writer Joseph Campbell once said. “You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is […]

Malas: How to use Tibetan Prayer Beads

Malas: How to use Tibetan Prayer Beads

One of my readers asked if I could write a post on the proper way of holding and counting Tibetan Prayer Beads – malas. What are Malas? Mala is the original Sanskrit word for the prayer beads used for counting mantra recitations. Malas are ubiquitous in Tibetan Buddhist communities all over the world, wrapped around wrists or […]

In My Healthy Toolkit

In My Healthy Toolkit

My Healthy toolkit – (i’m sure there is a lot more, but i am just working on my first cup of coffee) Yoga — always my best tool (physically, emotionally and spiritually) Art – creating something “Art is about emotion; if art needs to be explained it is no longer art.” – Pierre Auguste Renoir […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ VulnerabilityAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ VulnerabilityAsana

  Nine years ago in discovering myself again I acknowledge I was broken. Time alone gave me opportunities to breathe and heal. I fear, on a day like today, I’ll check out again. The hard part is keeping my heart open. I was so scared during surgery last Friday when my blood pressure jumped off […]

yoga wisdom of the day ~ agelessasana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ agelessasana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ agelessasana = keep moving, breathe, smile yeah baby – 55+ doesn’t look like what ‘they’ said it would. 6 months post total hip replacement i’m inline skating down Ocean Ave past the most beautiful beach in America. #grateful, oh yeah. smiling, oh yeah. i hope your day is full […]

How To Get The Most Out Of A Yoga Festival

How To Get The Most Out Of A Yoga Festival

by Stephanie Spence As soon as you leave home, determine to put all problems out of your mind. Tell yourself that the more you allow your mind to focus on the joy of the present moment, the more you will be able to focus your world lens on having a meaningful experience. You can enjoy […]

Inspiring Author Elizabeth Gilbert

Inspiring Author Elizabeth Gilbert

  yoga wisdom of the day – inspiringasana = do what feeds your soul This morning as I was doing my Morning Pages I thought about how inspired I was by meeting Elizabeth Gilbert right before my Yoga Road Trip. She was doing a tour for Eat, Pray, Love (EPL) and all of the things […]

Yoga Inspiration

Yoga Inspiration

  yoga wisdom of the day ~  trustasana = the mind lives in doubt, not the heart Use your practice to seek validation, approval & love from within. the answers you seek will come. ask. listen. TRUST that your wise voice is true. act. believe. be. Namaste ~ Stephanie  Tweet

“I wake up each morning with a beautiful pink and orange sunrise to the east. I walk in the forest every day. I go to bed with bright stars like diamonds in the sky and I track the shape and location of the moon each night. It is very quiet where I live, we only […]

Self-Care Cheat Sheet

Self-Care Cheat Sheet

yoga wisdom of the day –  self-loveasana =  putting yourself first, taking great care of yourself, is healthy               Self-Care Cheat Sheet – Self-Care Isn’t Rocket Science (but your soul and body and mind will thank you). Here’s all you need to know: Get Some Rest – naps work […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ EmptyAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ EmptyAsana

No individual person or thing has any permanent, fixed identity, everything taken together is what Thich Nhat Hanh calls “interbeing.” This term embraces the positive aspect of emptiness as it is lived and acted by a person of wisdom — with its sense of connection, compassion and love.       yoga wisdom of the […]

Where do you find time to write?

Where do you find time to write?

“Write at the edges of the day.” Toni Morrison, author of “Beloved”           Thanks to my online friends who inspire me ~ Someone just DM’d me this question: Where do you find time to write? No excuses, 2016 is YOUR year. Have you decided that? Have you really made a DECISION […]

I do Yoga, but I cuss, spit & talk too loud

I do Yoga, but I cuss, spit & talk too loud

Stephanie Spence, Coronado, CA based writer, has been practicing yoga for 36 years. This certified yoga teacher is the former creator/owner of Spence Communications, Inc., which published numerous magazines (including PA Health & Fitness) and produced a short documentary film. Stephanie has worked in TV, films and radio and is currently completing the prestigious UCLA Screenwriting Program. Her award winning blog, one-with-life.com – The Tales of the Traveling Yogini, is an expression of her love of yoga and love of life. Her forthcoming book on yoga will celebrate that. Connect with her via her Expression Magazine or @Stephanieyogini across all social media platforms.

How To Survive and Thrive As An Entrepreneur

How To Survive and Thrive As An Entrepreneur

No one prepares you for the inevitable four-in-the-morning jolt of realization that your passionate, wild idea has now become stressful. No one, at least in my case, prepares you for the self-examination and realization of what you excel at and what you are awful at. Both the good and the bad of owning a small […]

Inspirational Authors You Need on Your 2016 Readers List

Inspirational Authors You Need on Your 2016 Readers List

  Rolf Gates, best selling author of Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on The Path Of Yoga is back! You know Rolf from this blog ~ and I’m thrilled to announce he’s in my forthcoming book (will keep you posted…). But did you know he’s got another new book? Meditations on Intention and Being: […]

Should yoga be hard?

Should yoga be hard?

“If we make yoga practice into hard work that never ends and never succumbs, rather than a forgiving effort that is easily and readily enjoyed, we paint our experience of life in the same unyielding hue. The ultimate effect of both the “hard work” mindset and ever-challenging forms is the lasting impression of things never […]

Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs

Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs

Honored to be included ~ You’ll recognize lots of yoga friends featured here on this blog. (and… yes… some i’ll feature in my forthcoming book & here also…) BookYogaRetreats.com’s Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs Repost of Monday November 30, 2015 article from BookYogaRetreats.com. When it comes to yoga blogs, we are aware that there’s an […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ GratitudeAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ GratitudeAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ gratitudeasana =  every morning starts a new page in your story grateful to be writing in the still, quiet hours of the morning connecting virtually with friends and family from all over the world. computers connect me in a way that inspires me visually and emotionally. as a storyteller […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ NewPerspectiveAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ NewPerspectiveAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ newperspectiveasana = putting yourself first is healthy   what’s the difference between shame and guilt? Guilt = I did something bad Shame = I am bad I am very grateful I learned the difference. Has anyone ever told you that putting yourself first was selfish? Wrong. Shame is about […]

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